Thursday, 24 February 2011

FROM THE CAMARGUE TO THE ALPS


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Title: FROM THE CAMARGUE TO THE ALPS
Author: BERNARD LEVIN
Subtitled 'A Walk Across France in Hannibal's Footsteps', with passion and wit, Levin describes his travels on foot through beautiful south-eastern France. He follows in the mighty footsteps of the great Carthaginian enemy of Rome, Hannibal, who made the expedition with an army and elephants nearly two millennia before. From the Camargue via the Rhône Valley, across the Alps and into Italy during August snowstorms, Levin comments on the social and historical importance of the landscapes he passes through. This journey was made in the 1980s at a time when Levin was the most famous journalist of his day. He died in 2004 and still today his traveller's tales combine argument with a lightness of touch. Irresistible. 'The Camargue is famous for its white horses, its black bulls and its pink flamingos. I...was rewarded first by a glimpse of the horses...the herd looked not just white, but dazzling marble, gleaming like the salt-pans beneath the brilliant sun.' 245pp in paperback.
Published Price: £8.99
BIBLIOPHILE PRICE: £4

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